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Holidays to Iceland
It doesn’t take long to realise Iceland isn’t finished yet. Drive east of its cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavik, to cross a lava desert, witness the earth gasp and, at Skógafoss, see a river fall from the sky. Past Vik, glaciers grind on to beaches as black as soot. It feels less a road trip than a Viking saga – not bad for one day! Not enough time for a two-week circuit? My tip is balance Reykjavik with the untamed Westfjords.
Witnessing a country being born is half the appeal. The other is joining locals who treat their raw surroundings like a giant adventure playground. What do you fancy – hiking up active volcanoes, diving between tectonic plates in the Thingvellir National Park, riding Viking horses or simply lolling in the geothermic Blue Lagoon?
Apparently, 20% of Icelanders believe in elves. Spend time in this real Middle Earth and who’s to say they’re wrong?
IBQMJ: Embarkation day in Longye
Arctic Highlights - Svalbard, Gr
Iceland Auroras by land and sea
Explore the best of Iceland in autumn and search for the Northern Lights by sea and on land. You will spend three nights on the Ocean Diamond, journeying to the peninsulas of Snaefellsnes and Westfjords, with a range of exciting excursions which can be added to your itinerary.
- Holiday duration: 8 days
- Price from: £2,985
- Operator: The Artisan Travel Company
Escape at Glacier Lodge
Discover the delights of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on our exclusive 3-4 night short break. Enjoy a private stay in a 3-bedroom lodge with sea and mountain views, plus car hire to explore the many waterfalls, mountains and rugged coastlines that surround. Our West Iceland Escape at Glacier Lodge is ideal for couples, friends and families alike!
- Holiday duration: 4 days
- Price from: £468
- Operator: Discover the World